Newsweek | 5/4/2010 12:00:00 AM
Surge for Green Party in Colombian Election
May 4--Mockus's rise suggests that Colombians are eager for measured change and a fresh face.
But Santos didn't count on Antanas Mockus, a mathematician and ex-mayor of Bogotá. He hails from the fledgling Green Party, founded just last year, but the latest polls show him tied with Santos in the first round and beating him handily in the June 20 runoff. That may seem surprising, but Mockus is no amateur. Many Colombians now take peace and prosperity for granted: they want something more.
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